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D2Hs Registered since 07th Apr 2006Tue 08-Aug-06 11:23 PM
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"Just find this D80 info !!!!"


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http://www.nikon.com.my/pagearticle.php?pageid=91

http://www.nikon.com.my/pagearticle.php?pageid=92


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yagua Registered since 13th Nov 2005Tue 08-Aug-06 11:36 PM
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#1. "RE: Just find this D80 info !!!!"
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US
          

Thanks Kent !!!
This camera is going to be the best camera of 2006...
Can you imagine B&W Sepia etc..., iso 100, power grip, wow !!!
I'm gonna buy it .
Yagua

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yagua Registered since 13th Nov 2005Tue 08-Aug-06 11:38 PM
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I forgot multiple exposure !!!!, D200 doesn't

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Signu53 Registered since 29th Oct 2005Wed 09-Aug-06 01:38 AM
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#19. "RE: Just find this D80 info !!!!"
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HK
          

>I forgot multiple exposure !!!!, D200 doesn't

D200 has multiple exposure as well. Just checked the manual.

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D2Hs Registered since 07th Apr 2006Tue 08-Aug-06 11:41 PM
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>Thanks Kent !!!
>This camera is going to be the best camera of 2006...
>Can you imagine B&W Sepia etc..., iso 100, power grip, wow
>!!!
>I'm gonna buy it .
>Yagua

Yea ! And improved Dynamic Range, this camera seems better than D200 to me when it comes to image quality, I think i will get this baby to be a backup partner to my D2Hs.

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michael_tn Registered since 23rd Mar 2006Tue 08-Aug-06 11:56 PM
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#9. "RE: Just find this D80 info !!!!"
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US
          

where does it reference improved dynamic range? i can't seem to find it
in the article. thanks!

-- michael

  

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D2Hs Registered since 07th Apr 2006Wed 09-Aug-06 12:21 AM
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SE
          

>where does it reference improved dynamic range? i can't seem
>to find it
>in the article. thanks!
>
>-- michael

No improved DR from the sensor, but you have this option now..

"Image Overlay merges a pair of selected RAW (NEF) files taken with the D80 to create a new composite image"

You can do this in PS also, but now you can do it direct with the camera.

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nikosR Basic MemberWed 09-Aug-06 04:23 AM
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#30. "RE: Just find this D80 info !!!!"
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Athens, GR
          

The same thing exists in the D200 (and the D2x). Nothing to do with HDR. Just a way of in camera compositing of two images.

You let your imagination run too fast.

Nikos
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chimphappyhour Registered since 23rd Mar 2006Tue 08-Aug-06 11:40 PM
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About time! Very interesting read, but I still want more info. It says the center AF sensor can be "widened", but will it have the same wide as the D200? Definitely need a little more info.

  

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D2Hs Registered since 07th Apr 2006Tue 08-Aug-06 11:47 PM
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#5. "RE: Just find this D80 info !!!!"
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What do you think about the new AF-S VR Zoom-Nikkor 70-300 ?

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philbert Registered since 27th Jul 2006Wed 09-Aug-06 12:01 AM
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>What do you think about the new AF-S VR Zoom-Nikkor 70-300 ?
>
>Kent Bergstrom
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is it just me, or does it look like a plastic lens mount in the picture?

with VR, and talk of being the logical companion to the 18-70, I would expect build quality similar to the 18-70 / 18-200, not the 18-55 / 55-200 build.

i used to use a decent film slr (from a recently defunct company) and have used a couple P&S digital cameras. i've been thinking of moving to a dslr for a while. i don't like the feel of the d50, and in some ways, it already bettered the d70s. so i think the d80 will be my conversion to dslr.

cheers,
phil

  

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nelsong Registered since 14th Apr 2006Tue 08-Aug-06 11:49 PM
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DO
          

Ouch...

Some people might really be hurting right now...

I really dislike the SD card part.

  

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fspeeder Registered since 06th Jan 2005Tue 08-Aug-06 11:49 PM
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Any idea about pricing?

  

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F80 Basic MemberTue 08-Aug-06 11:52 PM
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CAM 1000 + 420-pixel meter from D50.

3fps so no dual channel readout a la D200.

RGB histogram.

EN-EL3e

"compatibility across the comprehensive assortment of AF Nikkor lenses and DX Nikkor lenses" = lack of full compatibility with MF lenses.

The MSRP wil be interesting.

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ZoneV Silver Member Nikonian since 08th Jan 2005Wed 09-Aug-06 12:16 AM
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Very cool, and so is the new 70-300mm...but it's interesting that the trademark "D80" is still not yet searchable from the USPTO website. Maybe Nikon was sick of people scooping their next camera releases.

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I'm disappointed (& surprised) that Nikon chose to use the SD card format with this new model. The only reason I can conclude is this is Nikons' upgrade path to D50 users.

*Thanks inkpen for correcting me - I thought this (D80) was the only one that uses the SD card, the D50 does as well. I never looked at/considered that model.*

But for someone with an assortment of/investment in CF cards, this camera is not a very attractive model.

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Yes, a D80 would be a good backup for the higher end cameras but with different cards that makes it difficult. Why do they do this?

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#18. "RE: Just find this D80 info !!!!"
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As an alternative, one could use SD to CF adapter cards. It would only work one way though, so there would be no contingency for the new camera...

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inkpen Registered since 16th Feb 2006Wed 09-Aug-06 12:56 AM
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#15. "RE: Just find this D80 info !!!!"
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D/FW, US
          

I know what you're saying but actually the D50 does use SD cards.

-BrianG

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Photo_Art_W Silver Member Nikonian since 21st Nov 2005Wed 09-Aug-06 01:01 AM
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US
          

>I know what you're saying but actually the D50 does use SD
>cards.
>
>-BrianG

I didn't know that since I'm not familiar with that model, & I stand corrected.

OK then, 2 models in the lineup use the SD card. Then this D80 would be an obvious upgrade path for D50 users then.

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kd5boc Registered since 22nd Nov 2005Wed 09-Aug-06 02:36 AM
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#23. "RE: Just find this D80 info !!!!"
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Abilene,
          

>OK then, 2 models in the lineup use the SD card. Then this
>D80 would be an obvious upgrade path for D50 users then.
>
>Art


But even if it used CF cards I would still upgrade. Flash cards are coming down in price anyway. I understand that some folks have CF cards, but why would it be a big deal to just swap to SD? Why does one refuse to buy a product based on what memory it uses?

Tom

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fspeeder Registered since 06th Jan 2005Wed 09-Aug-06 02:50 AM
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#25. "RE: Just find this D80 info !!!!"
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Barrington, US
          


>But even if it used CF cards I would still upgrade. Flash
>cards are coming down in price anyway. I understand that
>some folks have CF cards, but why would it be a big deal to
>just swap to SD? Why does one refuse to buy a product based
>on what memory it uses?

Tom, I have $500 worth of CF cards, 4 2gb extreme III and 1 4gb ultra II. Say if D80 is priced at $400 lower than D200 but I will have to spend $300 on SD cards. Why would I buy a D80 instead of a D200? I saved $100 overall but I get a not as good body. no kidding.

Yet if SD cards are going to be used in future cameras, it becomes a smaller factor.

  

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fspeeder Registered since 06th Jan 2005Wed 09-Aug-06 01:13 AM
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#17. "RE: Just find this D80 info !!!!"
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Barrington, US
          

Canon 1DS II can take both SD and CF so I think Nikon might take that path as well in future pro bodies. If so, buying a few SD cards is not a big deal.

But there is nothing so far in the D80 that will attract a D200 user. So I figure most D200 users will not get D80 as 2nd body unless we see some performance advantages in the next few weeks.

  

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HK
          

It seems the D80 is as good as, if not better than D200!


A Nikonian from Hong Kong

  

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Barrington, US
          

>It seems the D80 is as good as, if not better than D200!
>
>
>A Nikonian from Hong Kong

5 fps, better body construction, 1/8000 max shutter speed, MLU, support AI lenses, to name a few D200 advanatages. We do not know about shutter durability, weather seal etc. yet.

  

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#31. "RE: Just find this D80 info !!!!"
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Athens, GR
          

Not to mention the much increased buffer of the D200.
Just 6 NEFs in the D80.

Nikon can clearly differentiate their camera classes. To each their own.

Nikos
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Los Angeles, US
          

http://nikonimaging.com/global/products/lens/af/zoom/af-s_vr_zoom70-200mmf_28g_if/index.htm

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Richmond, CA
          

The page is not displaying anything now. Perhaps it was posted in error and they took it down?

However, I did see the page earlier and it was OK.

All in all, a terrific camera the D80 seems to be. If the price is low enough, I predict a lot of D50 users upgrading. The large viewfinder, iTTL, RGB histogram, and multi-cam 1000 have sold me on it.

Simon

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Calgary, CA
          

Yeah I could see the new lens but not the camera.
Perhaps tomorrow.


  

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Can't see anything either.

  

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Barrington, US
          

I believe that was not officially announced. Someone found the release in the website. Here is it:

Nikon D80 (News Release)


Nikon D80 -- Outstanding performance, ease of operation, versatile personal control and exciting in-camera effects
make digital SLR photography more rewarding for all
Tokyo — Nikon Corporation is pleased to introduce the D80. Incorporating Nikon's latest digital and photographic technologies, this new high-performance interchangeable-lens digital SLR camera features automated operation and advanced features designed to satisfy any photographer with the passion to create beautiful photographs and preserve special moments.

The D80 features a new 10.2 effective megapixel DX Format CCD image sensor, bringing a new level of high resolution and sharp detail to the class while also providing plenty of freedom to crop creatively and print impressive enlargements. Nikon's DX Format sensor and Nikon F bayonet lens mount design assure unprecedented compatibility across the comprehensive assortment of AF Nikkor lenses and DX Nikkor lenses designed exclusively for Nikon digital SLR cameras.


One of the key advances developed for the D80 is Nikon's own high-resolution image processing engine. Advantages inherited from Nikon's latest professional digital SLR cameras include color independent analog pre-conditioning and high-precision 12-bit digital image processing algorithms, which combine to produce natural-looking images that benefit from faithful color and tone reproduction. A new dedicated high-performance processing chip greatly accelerates performance on all levels, while also achieving lower power consumption, assuring more pictures per battery charge.


Nikon's exclusive 3D Color Matrix Metering II ensures accurate automatic exposure control for ideal exposures, even in the most challenging lighting conditions. Evaluating, rather than merely measuring or averaging the true content of each scene, input from the system's frame-wide 420-pixel sensor is automatically referenced against an onboard database of over 30,000 scenes from actual photography to calculate final exposure value. Variable center-weighted metering and spot metering centered on the active focus area are also available, as are exposure compensation and auto exposure bracketing. Sophisticated exposure automation combined with options for complete user control help to make the D80 an ideal high-performance digital SLR for passionate photography enthusiasts.


Advanced Auto White Balance (AWB) produces natural coloration by measuring the entire frame of each scene and matching white balance to the light source. For those who wish greater personal control, the flexible options include a choice of six specific manual settings, (Incandescent, Fluorescent, Direct Sunlight, Flash, Cloudy, and Shade), as well as a preset option for using a gray or white object as a reference.


Ensuring consistently fast and precise focus lock under varying shooting conditions is the D80's refined 11-area AF system. Adopting a refined version of Nikon's advanced Multi-CAM 1000 AF Sensor Module, this new 11-area AF system adds effective new focusing options that will instill greater confidence in getting the desired shot. For example, while the system is able to use each of its 11 focus areas individually, the center sensor can also be switched to wide-frame operation for broader coverage. New Auto-area AF mode measures all 11 focus areas, automatically determines which of them are on the primary subject, and activates only those areas.


Ready to shoot whenever that priceless expression or special moment presents itself, the D80 takes only 0.18 seconds to power up. And, the shutter's minimal release lag time of approx. 80 milliseconds delivers instant response while shooting, as does the fast and precise focus of the refined 11-area AF system with AF-assist illuminator. Images are processed instantly and recorded quickly to the inserted SD memory card. Preview images are also displayed near instantly.


Continuous shooting at a rapid 3 frames per second in bursts of up to 100 JPEG (FINE M-size or smaller) images makes action photography a reality.


Packing high performance and high resolution into a slimmer, more compact body, the D80 also remains true to Nikon's commitment to intuitive operation. The size, layout and operation of all buttons and controls are designed for maximum ease of use.


The D80 features a large and bright viewfinder with large 0.94x magnification to ensure the clearest view possible for precise composition. Included is a built-in diopter adjustment control knob also makes it easier to fine-tune the view to match eyesight. The viewfinder's integrated grid display can also be turned on to assist composition.


A large new 2.5-inch 230,000-dot high-resolution LCD provides an ultra-wide 170-degree viewing angle from all directions. A new dedicated Zoom button makes it easy to preview images and assess sharpness at up to 25 times magnification. A new RGB histogram display aids in evaluating exposures with greater precision. Other playback options include single frame, 4 or 9-image thumbnail display, an improved histogram display and highlight point display.


The D80 also adds built-in Standard or Advanced Pictmotion slideshow options, which includes style selections that control transitions and background music. Shows can be enjoyed on the 2.5-inch LCD, or complete with audio on a television when connected via the supplied AV cable.


A new menu interface featuring refinements to the carefully chosen color scheme and increased font size makes navigation easier on the eye, easier to understand and easier to use. Menus can be customized to display only selected items using the new "My Menu" set.


Exclusive in-camera image editing features under the new Retouch menu help ensure consistently satisfying results and greater creative freedom without the use of a computer. D-Lighting automatically brings out detail to enhance results and add creative flair, all while optimizing overall exposure balance. Red-eye correction automatically detects and compensates for the annoying red-eye effect sometimes caused by flash. Trim can be used to produce smaller files for easy sharing or greater efficiency. Image Overlay merges a pair of selected RAW (NEF) files taken with the D80 to create a new composite image. Other options include Monochrome settings (Black-and-white, Sepia, Cyanotype) and Filter Effects (Skylight, Warm filter, Color balance).


Multiple Exposure is a new shooting option that creates a single image within the camera from up to 3 consecutive exposures, producing an effect automatically that resembles multiple exposure techniques used with film.


Creative photography is as simple as rotating the mode dial with the D80's selection of seven automated Digital Vari-Programs. Choose from Auto, Portrait, Landscape, Close Up, Sports, Night Landscape, or Night Portrait and the selected program automatically optimizes white balance, sharpening, tone (contrast), color, saturation and hue settings to best match the shot. The D80 also offers personal control over image optimization settings, with user-selectable menu settings for the Normal, Softer, Vivid, More vivid, Portrait, Custom and Black-and-white options.


The powerful built-in flash employs Nikon's highly robust i-TTL flash control for greater precision in flash exposure evaluation that achieves better automatic flash balance. i-TTL flash control also helps realize built-in features such as Repeating flash function for creating stroboscopic effects and the Modeling Flash, which allows photographers to visually assess overall lighting and shadow conditions prior to shooting. Full support for the Advanced Wireless Lighting System lets the built-in flash function as a two-group remote commander that provides direct control over wireless SB-800 or SB-600 Speedlights.


The inherent advantages of the D80 combine with the empowering and creatively inspiring components of Nikon's Total Digital Imaging System to deliver a new level of operating ease, expanded creative possibilities, and pure enjoyment. This of course begins with the lineup of interchangeable high-quality AF and DX Nikkor lenses. It extends to maximizing the potential of Nikon’s Creative Lighting System, offering benefits such as i-TTL flash control, Advanced Wireless Lighting, highly reliable FV Lock and Auto FP High-Speed Sync, and enabling high-precision flash photography with SB-800, SB-600 and SB-R200 Speedlights.


Convenient and practical Total Imaging System add-ons include the new MB-D80 Multi-Power Battery Pack. Featuring an ergonomic design that blends added stability with extended shooting potential and more comfortable shooting in vertical format. The Wireless ML-L3 (IR) Remote Control and MC-DC1 Remote Cord options provide necessary camera stability when using long exposures, such as for landscape and macro photography.


Nikon’s PictureProject software, provided with every purchase of a Nikon D80, enables easy image importing, editing, organization and sharing. Design templates make it easy to produce prints, tailor images to e-mail, or layout several images on a page to produce creative album layouts.


Capture NX (available for purchase separately) is Nikon’s highly versatile and elegantly simple new photo editing solution designed for those who desire more creative control over post-processing and to help photographers tap the full potential of NEF (RAW) images. Featuring an innovative user interface that provides easier access to powerful and visually intuitive enhancement tools, Capture NX's powerful photo image processing and editing tools can also be applied to JPEG and TIFF files to satisfy a broader range of photofinishing needs and applications.

The Nikon D80 beautifully combines the best of latest advances in digital technology with ease of operation and quick and efficient camera handling. Add to this the advantages of Nikon's Total Imaging System and every aspiring photographer is certain to enjoy the Nikon digital SLR experience as much as the superb pictures produced with the D80.

Note: Specifications and equipment are subject to change without any notice or obligation on the part of the manufacturer.




Nikon D80 Major Features


Exceptional imaging quality

New 10.2 effective megapixel Nikon DX Format CCD image sensor with the power to capture exceptional sharpness and faithful color at 3,872 x 2,592 pixels size.
Inherits the industry-leading advanced imaging processing engine of Nikon professional D-SLR cameras. Color-independent pre-conditioning prior to A/D conversion works in harmony with high-precision digital image processing algorithms to produce natural-looking images that benefit from faithful color and tone reproduction.
3D Color Matrix Metering II automatic exposure control ensures ideal exposures in most lighting conditions. Evaluating brightness, color, contrast, selected focus area and camera-to-subject distance, the system references the data against an expanded onboard database created using data from more than 30,000 actual photographic scenes to instantly and accurately calculate the final exposure value for the shot. Variable center-weighted metering and spot metering centered on the active focus area are also available.

Refined 11-area AF system packs the same number of focus areas available for the professional D2 series into a space-efficient system that features fast, precise operation. Each of the 11 focus areas can be used individually, the center sensor can be switched to wide-frame operation for broader coverage, and new Auto-area AF mode measures all 11 focus areas, automatically determines which of them are on the primary subject and activates only those areas.

ISO AUTO mode automatically adjusts sensitivity between ISO 100 to 1600 to maximize available light and achieve optimal exposure. Sensitivity can also be set manually between ISO 100 to 1600 in steps of 1/3 EV, plus HI-0.3, HI-0.7 and HI-1. Three levels of High ISO Noise Reduction are available when shooting at high ISO settings. Long Exposure Noise Reduction is also available when shooting at shutter speeds of 8 seconds or slower.

Optimized and Predictable Results

Seven automated Digital Vari-Programs easily accessed from the Mode Dial provide automatic operation that optimizes white balance, sharpening, tone, color, saturation and hue for crisp and vivid results that match the intended shot. Selections include Auto, Portrait, Landscape, Close Up, Sports, Night Landscape and Night Portrait.
Easily accessed image optimization options closely tailor results to the scene at hand or the intended use of the image. Image sharpening, tone (contrast) compensation, color mode, saturation and hue adjustment is controlled by the user-selected choice of Normal, Softer, Vivid, More vivid, Portrait, Custom and Black-and-white.

Immediate response and fast performance

Near instant power-up of 0.18 seconds lets photographers respond to any shutter opportunities.
A mere 80-millisecond shutter time lag (approximate) promotes fast handling.

Swift continuous shooting performance at 3 frames per second* enables the shooting of up to 100 JPEG (FINE M-size or smaller) or up to 6 RAW (NEF) images.
* Average frame rate with continuous-servo AF, manual or shutter-priority auto exposure, a shutter speed of 1/250 seconds or faster, and remaining buffer memory.

Shutter speeds ranging from 1/4,000 to 30 seconds or bulb setting provide full creative control.

In-camera image editing and effects

Creative in-camera effects and editing functions available under the new Retouch menu:
D-Lighting automatically brings out detail to enhance results and add creative flair, all while optimizing overall exposure balance.

Red-eye correction automatically detects and compensates for the annoying red-eye effect sometimes caused by flash.

Trim can be used to produce smaller files for easy sharing or greater efficiency for specific end purposes.

Image Overlay merges a pair of selected RAW (NEF) files taken with the D80 to create a new composite image that can be saved in RAW or JPEG format.

Monochrome settings (Black-and-white, Sepia, Cyanotype)

Filter Effects (Skylight, Warm filter, Color balance)

Multiple Exposure creates a single image within the camera from up to 3 consecutive exposures to produce imaginative and even surreal results.

Ergonomics for efficient handling and further versatility

The D80 features a slimmer, more compact body with the size, layout and operation of all buttons and controls designed for intuitive operation.

A large new 2.5-inch LCD monitor with a 170˚ viewing angle and new dedicated zoom button assist accurate and easy assessment of sharpness by enabling image preview at up to 25 times magnification (for L-size images). Convenient displays include RGB information as a single histogram display or as separate histograms for each color channel.

Built-in slideshow options include Advanced Pictmotion shows with style selections that control transitions and background music, and that can be enjoyed on the 2.5-inch LCD, or complete with audio on a television via the supplied AV cable.

The carefully chosen color scheme and increased font size of the new color-coded menu display makes navigation easier on the eye, easier to understand and easier to use. "My Menu" lets you customize Menus to display only the items you wish to see.

Bright pentaprism viewfinder with large 0.94x magnification ensures the clearest view possible for precise composition.

Nikon's EN-EL3e rechargeable lithium-ion battery delivers enough power to support the shooting of up to 2,700* images on a single charge, can be recharged at any time and features a handy real-time fuel gauge system display that shows remaining charge by percentage, number of shots since last charge and overall battery status.

* Achieved under the following test conditions: Fully charged EN-EL3e battery; temperature of 20°C/68°F; Zoom-Nikkor AF-S DX 18-135mm f/3.5-4.5G IF-ED lens; continuous shooting mode: continuous-servo autofocus; image quality set to JPEG BASIC; image size set to Medium; shutter speed 1/250 second; shutter release pressed halfway for three seconds and focus cycled from infinity to minimum range three times with each shot; monitor turned on for five seconds after six shots and then turned off; cycle repeated once exposure meters turned off.

Seamless integration with Nikon's Total Imaging System

Unprecedented compatibility with Nikon’s lineup of AF Nikkor lenses and digital-exclusive DX Nikkor lenses. (When used with the D80 or any DX Format SLR, all AF and DX Nikkor lenses have a picture angle comparable to 1.5x that of 35mm <135> format.)

Compatibility with the Nikon Creative Lighting System allows the D80 to work seamlessly with SB-800, SB-600 and SB-R200 Speedlights to deliver the benefits of i-TTL flash control’s advanced monitor pre-flash, accurate measurement for bounce and versatile wireless operation. SB-800 and SB-600 Speedlights also offer a Wide-Area AF-assist Illuminator, which aids flash photography in dim light by projecting a pattern of red light that covers all eleven autofocus areas of the D80’s 11-area Multi-CAM 1000 AF Sensor Module.

The optional MB-D80 battery pack adds extended shooting capability in an ergonomic design that adds shooting stability. Able to run on either one or two EN-EL3e batteries or six AA-size batteries*, the pack also features an additional command dial and alternative buttons for shutter release and AE-Lock/AF-Lock that make vertical shooting more comfortable.

* Compatible AA-size batteries comprise alkaline, Ni-MH, lithium and nickel-manganese batteries.

PictureProject (complimentary with camera) software features an intuitive user interface that provides fast and easy access to powerful tools for organizing, editing and sharing images. Auto Enhance and other creative functions are readily available via handy buttons, as are Mail, Slideshow and CD/DVD burning functions. Pictures can be organized using simple drag ‘n’ drop operation, and can be quickly located by name, keyword, or date. Design templates make it easy to produce prints, tailor images to e-mail, or layout several images on a page to produce creative album layouts.

Capture NX (available for purchase separately) is Nikon’s highly versatile and elegantly simple new photo editing solution designed to help photographers tap the full potential of NEF (RAW) images. Featuring an innovative user interface that provides easier access to powerful and visually intuitive enhancement tools, Capture NX's powerful photo image processing and editing tools can also be applied to JPEG and TIFF files to satisfy a broader range of photofinishing needs and applications.

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Jayashankar Registered since 11th Feb 2006Wed 09-Aug-06 04:09 AM
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Hi fspeeder

Thanx for the news release of D80 ...was getting bored looking at the websites... was frantically looking for the info for comparing it with D70s which i was planning to get...

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nikosR Basic MemberWed 09-Aug-06 04:31 AM
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Main differences from the D200 from a first glance.

1. Body construction, size, seals
2. Matrix meter (420 vs 1005 pixel RGB).
3. FPS, buffer size (big difference)
4. Trimmed down CAM1000 (just the center sensor can be wide - no 7 area wide mode)
5. No 10 pin socket
6. Addition of various functions targeting the amateur / jpeg shooter (new Auto AF function, in camera jpeg processing functions etc).
7. SD vs CF
8. No Kelvin WB direct input
9. Max shutter speed 1/4000 vs 1/8000 (which I suppose signifies lower class of shutter mechanism, along with the 1/200 vs 1/250 flash sync).
10. No metering with Ai, Ais lenses
11. Less accomplished Auto ISO (no user selectable speed limit)?

Seems like a very nice amateur camera. Now if only they had made the new 18-135 kit lens a VR....

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alegria Registered since 20th May 2006Wed 09-Aug-06 05:02 AM
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whoa!!! 2700 shots on one charge? Nikon sure knows how to squeeze every drop of battery life with apparently greater processing power to boot! where do i sign?

  

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Radiohead Basic MemberWed 09-Aug-06 05:24 AM
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#34. "RE: Just find this D80 info !!!!"
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I'm interested to know how people can already claim it's better than a D200 despite having seen nothing from it. There are easily enough areas where the D200 trumps it to keep that as the better option for many, many people. It might also be worth some checking to see what a D200 actually does before they post as well.

So - can everyone just calm down and stop making DR Review wild claims that don't bear scrutiny.

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You may want to check the Nikonians D80 review and the Nikonians Perspective

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JRP

With great respect to you for starting Nikonians, but I think that until you can properly test a production-model D80 you should call it a PREVIEW, not a review.

I seem to recall same discussion over a preview of D200 when first posted.
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